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Misc => Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists => Topic started by: Ben Bove on June 14, 2016, 05:42:28 PM

Title: List of most-popular modern Rhodes songs
Post by: Ben Bove on June 14, 2016, 05:42:28 PM
I'm looking to create a list of the most popular, easiest to recognize, songs that are great examples of the Rhodes sound in modern times.  There's a library of music to demonstrate in songs from the 70s etc., but explaining to a younger audience that barely knows Stevie Wonder's music, I'm looking for some examples that would be able to tell a non-musical person what a Rhodes is.

This would be heaviest radio rotation stuff from all genres and hopefully features the instrument by itself either in the intro, or so prominently in the instrumentation that a non-musician can hear the sound.  mid 90s, 2000's and even from the '10s would be ideal.  I would also say sampled songs work, if it's a hit in modern times using an old 70s track.  The goal is to connect with a younger audience.

One example to start off the list:

"Tyrone" - Erykah Badu, 1997
Title: Re: List of most-popular modern Rhodes songs
Post by: rhodesjuzz on June 15, 2016, 05:48:36 AM
I've got plenty of seventies songs and perhaps a handful of eighties to add to this list (those are the easiest :) ). This one is from the nineties:
Frank McComb (Buckshot LeFonque?) - Another day 1997
Title: Re: List of most-popular modern Rhodes songs
Post by: Cormac Long on June 15, 2016, 08:50:46 AM
From the 90's specifically, I'd add two from Jamiroquai:

Space Cowboy (1994) .. opens with a Rhodes and the signature tremolo
Cosmic Girl (1996).. opens with a Rhodes with Phaser effect
Title: Re: List of most-popular modern Rhodes songs
Post by: rhodesjuzz on June 15, 2016, 02:34:40 PM
From the 90's specifically, I'd add two from Jamiroquai:

Space Cowboy (1994) .. opens with a Rhodes and the signature tremolo
Cosmic Girl (1996).. opens with a Rhodes with Phaser effect

I was also thinking of the Space Cowboy. Very nice Rhodes with panning sound that stands out :)

I guess Toby played that on a '76 Suitcase, which "happens to be" my favorite  ;)